Politico: North Korea and Russia meet over arms deal, U.S. intel reveals
The White House says Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un exchanged letters about working together.
New U.S. intelligence shows North Korea and Russia are “actively advancing” high-level talks for additional weapons and other materials to assist Moscow’s brutal war in Ukraine, the Biden administration disclosed on Wednesday.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu recently traveled to North Korea to try to secure additional artillery ammunition, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters. Since that visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un have exchanged letters pledging to increase their cooperation.
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White House Says Russia And North Korea ‘Actively Advancing’ In Arms Deal Negotiations
Russia says it will deepen ties with North Korea, doesn’t confirm Putin-Kim letter exchange — Reuters
Russia-North Korea arms talks are ‘actively advancing,’ U.S. warns — NBC
Russia and North Korea ‘actively advancing’ in arms deal negotiations, says US — CNN
U.S. says Russia has made ‘shameful’ moves toward new North Korea arms deals — NPR
North Korea-Russia arms deal inches closer — The Hill
Putin and Kim Jong Un have been trading letters as secret talks on getting North Korean weapons into Russia’s hands are ‘actively advancing,’ White House says — Business Insider
White House says it has intelligence that Russia is trying to buy artillery ammunition from North Korea — Daily Mail
US warns N Korea against selling weapons to Russia for Ukraine war — Al Jazeera
Russia, North Korea ‘Actively Advancing’ Arms Deal For Ukraine War: White House — Zero Hedge